April 9, 2013
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Charley on August 11 at 2:15 p.m. EDT. At the time this image was taken, Charley has just been upgraded to hurricane status and had maximum sustained winds near 75 mph. Charley was located about 90 miles south of Kingston, Jamaica and was moving towards the west-northwest at 18 mph. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions and formats. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
Topics: Atlantic hurricane season, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Spacecraft, Hurricane Charley, Aqua, Earth, Spaceflight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration